Louis XIII (1610–43) and Louis XIV (1643–1715) and their skilled ministers (Richelieu, Mazarin and Colbert) established France as the cultural centre of Europe. The founding of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture helped regulate artistic production to match the needs of the crown, and two distinct schools (Italian and Flemish) battled for supremacy

Note: Two opportunities to follow this fascinating course will be offered on the same afternoon The first session will start at 1.00 pm, and will take its refreshment break at the end, from 2.40 – 3.00 pm.  The second session will begin with refreshments from 2.40 -3.00 pm and teaching will run from 3.00 – 4.40 pm.

Book on line  for 1.00 – 3.00 pm course (C2226772);   book online for 2.40 – 4.40 pm course (C2226773)

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